Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 53207
System hangs on boot when SCSI partition table corrupt
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:36:52 EDT
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Description of problem:
After formatting a removeable SCSI disk in Windows '98, Linux would not
boot off of the IDE root partition. Traced problem to fsck hanging due to
bad partition table. See attachment.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.fdisk SCSI disk in Linux, assign type 83
2.boot in Windows '98 and format drive
3.attempt to re-boot Linux
Actual Results: Linux boot hangs after displaying "Checking root filesystem"
Expected Results: Boot should have checked root partition (/dev/hda2) and
See attachment for fdisk and strace output.
Workaround is boot in rescue mode and re-partition the disk. (Or remove the
Created attachment 30907 [details]
fdisk and strace output
This is a config/setup problem to use one geometry setting across several OS
Florian La Roche